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Title: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: chevron on May 09, 2018, 06:39:45 PM
A friend has been hounding the heck out of me to read the book. So I finally got it, it's incredible. Wondering if any one else has read / listened to Dr Peterson.

Interesting notes, Rabbi Sacks quotes him, but essentially the Lubavitcher Rebbe laid out some of this, specifically how advanced civilization like nazi germany, Buchenwald which was near Weimark, city of Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Wieland and Bertuch and considered the cradle of civilization.

I like the discussion of balancing vice and virtues, which is healthy IMHO. Like it feels good to eat junk food even when you're on a healthy diet because it puts your values in prospective and lets you run amok.
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: sky121 on May 09, 2018, 08:10:48 PM
Which one of his books are we talking about specifically?
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: chevron on May 09, 2018, 08:38:07 PM
Which one of his books are we talking about specifically?

12 rules for life
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: Amusch on May 09, 2018, 10:01:47 PM
Watched him crush that poor lady on the BBC and took it out of the library, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: Essen est zich on May 09, 2018, 10:38:17 PM
I have watched his YouTube motivational videos. It's more like him making you feel like a peice of garbage and then giving you a big push for future success at the same time. The way he talks is incredible imo.
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: Sammy82 on May 09, 2018, 10:40:53 PM
Tempting. I think I'm going to go via the audio book path. I spend tons of time in the car and biking.
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: chevron on May 10, 2018, 01:57:59 AM
I have watched his YouTube motivational videos. It's more like him making you feel like a peice of garbage and then giving you a big push for future success at the same time. The way he talks is incredible imo.

In the book intro it really speaks to me. They discuss that life isn't all fun and games. Tragedies occur, people die etc.

As a Jew or anyone with a reasonable conscience these are things often discussed.  For me it was revelationary. I have had life be rough at times but my parents didn't coddle me and I'm grateful for that.

I cannot conceive being a child of the 21st century being put in safe zones where you don't ever have to hear something you don't like.

Probably that person would be in denial and disbelief if told they have cancer lo aleinu.

I just read something about how to find humility, you should spend time in the Great Outdoors. Obviously from my perspective it's easier to envision a mighty god outdoors but the challenge is to see the hand of god in the small things.

But you can certainly understand the bracha of yotze ohr etc in context of putting us humans into place I. God's kingdom.

The more I read from truly great writers etc you find a common theme with Judaism.

I don't think it clashes, the magid of dubna workrd 150 years ago and today different things help one balance.. So what, if we can learn kibud av v'eim from dama Ben nesuna, we can learn from honest writers and thinks about our purpose and direction
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: zh cohen on May 10, 2018, 05:32:35 PM
Does the book have his "Bible commentary"?
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: Josef.koney on May 10, 2018, 06:30:16 PM
12 rules for life
Someone was just telling me how amazing it is... Didn't get it yet though... Sounds like I should...
Title: Re: Dr Jordan Peterson
Post by: yelped on May 15, 2018, 08:50:27 PM
https://johanrene.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/no-jordan-peterson-is-not-anti-semitic/